Presented by Associate Professor Maureen Ashe, University of British Columbia
Date: Thursday 23 June 2016
Location: Room 526, Level 5 Hughes Building, North Terrace Campus
No RSVP required, all welcome!
Speaker: Dr. Maureen Ashe is Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice, investigator at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, physiotherapist, and Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility. Maureen’s research program includes characterising physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns across different populations and the mobility spectrum, such as older adults after low trauma fracture, older adults who reside in Assisted Living communities, and middle-age adults at or near retirement. Her work also includes testing interventions that aim to improve or maintain mobility across these populations.
Abstract: Older adults spend prolonged periods in sedentary behaviour and few meet recommended guidelines for physical activity; collectively, these factors can impact on their community mobility. Although evidence-based physical activity strategies are available, programs are not always routinely implemented across geographic regions, resulting in care gaps with substantial consequences for older adults. Thus, it is important to focus on how to effectively disseminate and implement best evidence into practice to optimize the potential for program uptake and sustainability. This presentation will provide an overview of knowledge translation with a focus on the development and implementation of a lifestyle intervention for middle-aged and older adults, Return to Everyday Activity in the Community and Home (REACH).